Projects at Work
  • Knowledge-Sharing

    The Turkey Problem

    - by Adriana Beal (November 20, 2014)

    Sometimes success breeds failure. When project managers blindly apply old methods to new circumstances, they fall victim to the turkey problem. Assuming stability, they don't adapt new frameworks or solutions when warranted. Here are five ways to combine mastery and originality as you approach your next project.

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  • Professional Development

    Beyond a PM Mechanic

    - by Joseph Czarnecki, PMP (November 4, 2014)

    Project managers become project leaders when they go beyond the technical mechanics of assignments and actively focus on the link between execution and strategy. Interpreting, anticipating and leveraging are among six essential business skills that you can continuously develop to realize your full leadership potential.

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  • Agile

    What's Your Story?

    - by Sondra Ashmore, Kristin Runyan (October 8, 2014)

    Requirements in Agile environments are handled very differently than in projects following linear processes. In Scrum, requirements are collected and shared through user stories, which have a precise format that invites conversation and collaboration. Here are some examples and guidelines for writing effective user stories.

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Collaboration

The Learning Curve

- by Edward D. Hess (November 24, 2014)

Organizations can no longer depend on all-knowing leaders or better mousetraps to succeed. In today’s rapidly changing marketplace, the only way to develop and sustain a competitive advantage is to create a high-performance learning culture. Here are four fundamental steps to build it.

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Leadership

Always On the Clock

- by Andy Jordan (November 17, 2014)

Project leaders need to be aware that they are always being observed, that a few careless words have the potential to undermine years of good work. We might think that we would never show poor judgement, but we still occasionally act or speak without thinking, and that’s when we risk serious damage to our teams and reputations.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
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Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
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Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

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CEO/Founder, Acumen
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Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
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